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Reps. Ferraro Opposes Wage Hike to $15

Posted on May 10, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Charles Ferraro joined his colleagues in a nearly a fifteen-hour debate, from Wednesday to the early afternoon on Thursday, regarding the increase to the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The House Republican caucus offered eight amendments to help rework the legislation so that it didn’t punish businesses, nonprofits, and municipalities. For example, House Amendment Schedule G was offered to exempt municipalities from having to pay employees $15 an hour.

“Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour and taking away the control from the legislature on future minimum wage increase is reckless fiscal policy,” said Rep. Ferraro. “As a small business owner, I can tell you first hand this will have a negative impact on businesses large and small. Municipal leaders will also have to increase the minimum wage for city and town employees, which will be difficult for any size municipality and could result in higher local taxes. This will no doubt cost every taxpayer in Connecticut more money.”

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Letter to the Editor – Anti-Business Bills Will Impact Economy

Posted on April 26, 2019 by admin


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To the Editor

Earlier this week, we attended “Morning Jolt”, an event hosted by the Milford and Orange Chambers of Commerce to talk about the 2019 legislative session and to answer questions about bills that could and probably will have an impact on local businesses and nonprofits.

With a little more than a month to go to the end of the legislative session, Chamber members expressed their concerns with the anti-business concepts being proposed by the governor and legislative Democrats.

The four legislative proposals drawing the most kickback were:
– Raising the minimum wage to $15
– Implementing a forced Paid Family Leave Program. The state-run program would deduct 0.5 percent of pay from employees’ paychecks and give them up to 12 weeks off per year.
– Placing over fifty tolls throughout the state
– Shift Change Scheduling

 

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Milford Informational Tolls Forum

Posted on April 1, 2019 by admin


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MILFORD–State Representatives Charles Ferraro (R-117) and Kathy Kennedy (R-119) in conjunction with State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) and State Representative Laura Devlin (R-134), House and Senate Ranking Members of the legislative Transportation Committee, are inviting the public to attend an informational forum on tolls.

WHERE: Platt Technical High School
WHEN: Wednesday, April 24th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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